It seems as though the less you care, the prettier the hair and that effortless beauty is definitely in.
Matte, messy waves and undone curls will be big this year. No more perfectly formed, untouched curls. Curls and waves will be messy and lived in (maybe even slept-on?) The same is true for braids, but they will be less intricate and polished. Texture is big in 2014 and the look for braids will be more undone and loose. Think Renaissance style braids and updos.
For this look, begin by prepping hair with a texturizing spray like Oribe Dry Texturizing Hair Spray.
Next, weave the French braid as you might usually, but leave the crown area and the braid itself a bit loose. Pull tendrils from the crown to frame your face and run a curling iron through the pieces to create a sexy, undone look.